Fall means cooler weather in South Texas, and what better time to get outdoors and help a local nonprofit raise funds than by going for a walk.
The Palmer Drug Abuse Program, which helps young people recover from drug abuse, announced one of its biggest fundraisers of the year.
Along with Mayor Nelda Martinez and Corpus Christi Police Chief Floyd Simpson, PDAP Director Wade Fjeld announced their third annual Drug Free Walk, which will take place Oct. 19 at Cole Park.
"The best reason for people to come out and show their support for this walk is that there are many CCISD students, and many students throughout the Coastal Bend, who make a choice every single day to be drug free," Fjeld said.
It's PDAP's big push to raise funds to continue targeting a segment of the community where the drug problem is growing.
"We're seeing them at a much younger age now, coming into PDAP because the drugs are reaching them at a much earlier age," Fjeld said.
PDAP serves just over 4,600 people throughout the Coastal Bend, and gets zero funding from the state or government, so they rely on community fundraising efforts.
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